Acting for Opera Singers

Embody the Music You’re Singing

Two-Day Acting Workshop exclusively for Opera Singers

Rarely do you get to work with a teacher who has as much expertise in acting as she does in singing. Dietlinde Maazel is that teacher. In this two day workshop, she will incorporate these two areas creating a new Mind-Body connection and change your experience of performing, moving you from a technically proficient singer to a powerful performer.

Utilizing fundamental acting principles, and improvisation (incl. singing improv with piano accompaniment), the workshop will concentrate on your unique potential as a singer-actor while striving to develop the physical, vocal, emotional, and intellectual skills that enable you to work freely, joyfully and convincingly.

This class requires approval from the instructor- headshot and resume required.

DUE TO MS. MAAZEL’S SCHEDULE DATES TO BE DETERMINED. If you would like us to put you on a list to reach out to when she returns, please email us at

Instructor: Dietlinde Turban Maazel

Dietlinde Turban Maazel Headshot
Dietlinde Turban Maazel

Dietlinde Turban Maazel’s first stage appearance at the age of 19 as Gretchen in Goethe’s Faust in the Residenz-Theatre in Munich brought her national fame. In rapid succession she starred in new productions such as Shakespeare’s Othello (as Desdemona), for which she received the Bad Hersfeld Festival’s prize for best actress. Thanks to scores of films and plays filmed for television, Ms Turban won the coveted BAMBI Award by popular vote as Best Actress of the Year (1983). Her film credits include the part of Euridice in Ponnelle’s adaptation of Monteverdi’s Orfeo, a starring role in the American thriller Bloodline, and the World War II movie Mussolini and I, in which she acted opposite Anthony Hopkins.  Ms. Turban appeared as soloist/narrator with the New York Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the National Symphony Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra.  She has toured with literature and poetry readings and recorded several audio books (Naxos).

In 2004 Ms. Turban premiered her first One Woman Play Constantly Risking Absurdity at the Cherry Lane Theatre, New York, with later performances at George Mason University, VA, and the American Austrian Foundation in Salzburg. In the summer 2013 she performed Jean Cocteau’s La Voix Humaine at the Castleton Festival where she also directed Wilder’s Our Town in 2015.  Ms. Turban studied violin, classical dance and voice in Munich, New York and Aspen. Her theatre studies include Master Classes with Peter Brook and Lee Strasberg and the T. Schreiber Studio.

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